Artimus Pyle Net Worth
Artimus Pyle, an American drummer renowned for his decades-long drumming career and service in the Marine Corps is not only well-recognized musically but has been honored with induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well. Pyle currently resides in Asheville North Carolina where he remains actively performing his band.
Thomas Delmer “Artimus” Pyle was born July 15, 1948, in Louisville, Kentucky to construction foreman father and homemaker mother. At nine years old he started playing drums; early musical influences for him included Frank Sinatra and Herbie Hancock as well as other local musicians like Dave Alvin. Soon thereafter Pyle started recording original songs as well as performing them live with other local musicians.
After graduating high school, Pyle joined the United States Marine Corps. Initially stationed in Columbus, Ohio before attending Tennessee Technological University for short period. While in service he was assigned to various avionics crews at several bases. Later transferred to Fort Stewart Georgia where he met Ronnie Van Zant and other members of Lynyrd Skynyrd.
The group gained popularity due to their hit songs such as ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ and ‘Free Bird.’ Tragically, in October of 1977 they were involved in a plane crash which claimed most of its members. Pyle managed to survive, however, and in 2006 was honored with being honored into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Pyle has released several popular albums, such as ‘Nuthin Fancy’ and ‘Street Survivors.’ Additionally, he has performed with other groups and appeared in films. Personally, he has been married twice with four children and two grandchildren to his credit.
Pyle remains dedicated and productive despite recent tragedies. His fans appreciate him being such an inspiring source, often sharing updates via his social media accounts. Furthermore, he acts as a source of motivation for younger drummers; many eagerly anticipate hearing more of what projects lie in wait from him; no doubt his influence in music will continue for many years ahead.